The Challenges Of Teaching As A Career And Education

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People often use the saying that ‘teaching is a calling.’ I disagree. Teaching is incredibly hard work, and I doubt that any teacher, that is highly effective, feels that they can just show up to class and whip up an engaging lesson. Teaching takes preparation, life-long learning, collaboration, a keen awareness of social justice, and an overwhelming amount of empathy. My experience prior to my higher education at Madonna University, and my enrichment through the teacher education program have better prepared me for the challenges of teaching. Still, there is much that I have to learn. My professional career and education will both begin once I graduate next year, and will continue on as a life-long process. My goals for teaching to change the world as an educator and a student of education will be focused on collaboration, striving for social justice, continuing my professional development, and being an advocate for the profession.
There are many ways that I feel prepared to enter the profession of teaching. My experience in the College of Education at Madonna
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I cannot affect change on my own. Discovering the best pedagogical practices and developing my own personal philosophy will be a life-long process. My job as a professional educator does not stop with academics, but extends into many psychological aspects of student well-being. To best serve my students I will collaborate extensively with colleague from my school and my content area, as well as other educators to ensure that the profession of teaching is guided and dictated by actual teachers. By doing this, and reflecting on my practices often, I feel that I can truly make a difference in the lives of my students, and their success will contribute to driving change for the

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